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New Employee Celebration Welcome to the Powerhouse!

Welcome to the University of Houston! We realize that you had a choice in your employment, and we are excited that you have chosen to further your career with us. As a member of our team, you will be joining a group of professionals who are dedicated to creating an atmosphere of fun and professionalism while helping promote the University and all it has to offer to the Houston community and to students from all over the world.

New Employee Celebration (NEC) is a one-day program in which you will learn about your benefits options, obtain your parking pass and staff ID card (Cougar Card), and find out what UH has to offer you as an employee and member of our community. Your hiring department will register you for NEC and notify you of the date and time. Typically, this will be your first day of employment. If you have been given a start date but have not been given an NHO attendance date, please speak to your hiring manager. Some of the information covered in NEC is time-sensitive, and it's important that you attend as soon as possible!

We are pleased to have you on our team and Human Resource is available to assist you with any questions regarding your employment or benefits. We are located in 325 McElhinney Hall for walk-in visits between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. You can also call us at 713.743.3988 or send email to

Congratulations and welcome aboard! We look forward to seeing you at New Employee Celebration.